Covid-19 vaccine

    • EC eases travel restrictions for vaccinated tourists

      EC eases travel restrictions for vaccinated tourists

      The European Commission announced it suggested waiving a number of restrictions for travelers in the European Union. The decision is related to all non-essential travels that had been banned, EC said in official statement. The decision follows the rapid vaccine rollout in EU and the recommendations of health officials. “The Commission proposes that Member States lift restrictions on non-essential travel for vaccinated persons traveling to the EU. This reflects the latest scientific advice showing that vaccination considerably helps to break the transmission chain”, EC said.

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    • Covid-19: Over 1.11 billion vaccine shots given worldwide

      Covid-19: Over 1.11 billion vaccine shots given worldwide

      Over 1.11 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered around the world by the start of May, according to figures from the online resource Our World in Data. With 253.46 million jabs China is the country where the greatest number of vaccine shots have been given to date, the Anadolu Agency reports.

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    • AstraZeneca pockets $275m from Covid-19 jabs in Q1, 2021

      AstraZeneca pockets $275m from Covid-19 jabs in Q1, 2021

      The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca announced a robust growth in profits in the first quarter of this year due to sales of the firm’s Covid-19 vaccine, Reuters reported. The jabs faced difficulties, in some countries including US due to negative side effects but still it contributed with a total of 275 million dollars in revenue. This is the first time the company has given financial details from the distribution and sales of its vaccine. It has said it will not make a profit from the shot during the pandemic.

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